Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 139
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 102
About: Located on the south side of Cooper Lake, this sprawling 2,560 acre unit offers a multitude of camping and recreational opportunities. Facilities include 14 fully furnished lakeside cabins, 4 limited use cabins, 17 screened shelters, 87 water/electric sites, 15 electric equestrian sites, 15 walk-in tent camping sites, two lighted fishing piers, two boat ramps, three picnic areas, a group pavilion (capacity 100), 7 shower/restroom facilities, a playground, a 5 mile hike/bike trail, a 10.5 mile equestrian trail, an outdoor amphitheater, a sand volleyball court, and a large sandy swimming beach. All RV and trailer sites have a minimum 55 foot concrete pad.
The park is nestled in a junction of the eastern extension of the Tall Grass Prairies and Post Oak Savannah. While the flora of the site has been altered by previous human land practices and some resultant soil depletion, some flora communities are relatively intact and others have shown remarkable recovery. A partial plant list includes Post Oak, Winged Elm, Bois d' Arc, Texas Honey Locust, Mesquite, Eastern Red Cedar, Toothache Tree, Eastern Persimmon, Mexican Wild Plum, and Hickory. A variety of mammals may be seen the parks including, Grey Fox, Bobcat, Opossum, Beaver, Raccoon, White-tail Deer, Nine-Banded Armadillo, and Eastern Cottontail.
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